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Old 02-12-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Also, a good strength test is to see if you can get up off the floor without using your arms or holding onto anything. I do some strength-building exercises I got after a back injury last year, and when I am done I make sure to get up just using my legs. Thete's grunting involved.
Grunting?!

In my case there is farting involved!
I hope it never goes any further than that.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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You lose muscle mass every year. There is almost nothing you can do about it.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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You lose muscle mass every year. There is almost nothing you can do about it.
Absolutely not true! You can minimize that loss, you can hold it to fairly negligible by engaging in a systematic program of resistance (weight) training. This has been shown to be true beyond the shadow of a doubt in many studies.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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I see a huge percent of older people, especially men, who are losing or have lost muscle naturally as they have aged.

Even Sylvester Stallone takes HGH (Human Growth Hormone) to ward off the decline, even though he works out (exercises) a ton. (HGH, a substance which can be risky apparently and possibly toxic, but Stallone does look great in his early 70's)

Men who formerly were muscular like Arnold Schwarzenegger have drastically lost their formerly muscular selves. His muscularity was extreme, yes, but I see the majority of average men having the same problem.

I'm not saying that weight training or resistance bands aren't great though and very helpful.

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Old 02-16-2017, 11:08 PM
 
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I've done weights all my life and they are about the same strength. Still leg press 800 lbs, but not 1,000.
humblebrag :-) In 30 years of going to gyms I've seen at most a dozen people leg press 800 - one definitely did 1000 (I was the spotter) and maybe a couple more.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:16 PM
 
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Being 67 myself, I have had periods where I have become sedimentary.
I'm glad you're not igneous...or volcanic.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: equator
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I'm glad you're not igneous...or volcanic.

"Sedimentary": Made from material that sinks to the bottom (Merriam Webster)


Maybe that describes a few of us....
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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I'm glad you're not igneous...or volcanic.
I'm metamorphic myself - formed under pressure.
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